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volume 40, number 3 • march 2014

THE

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MONTCLAIRION

a neighborhood newsletter published by the montclair property owners association.

PAGE 9 Canada Geese & Lake Montclair PAGE 11 Annual Meeting Info

home improvement Your guide for how to start improving in 2014: page 18. Vote “Yes” to amend the Deed of Declaration - Page 18

PAGE 15 Spring Boat Auction PAGE 17 Supervisor Caddigan’s Message montclair property owners association w w w . m o n t c l a i r v a . c o m


Local Directory MPOA Office Mailing Address 3561 Waterway Drive Montclair, VA 22025

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm Wednesdays, Apr.-Oct.: 8:30 am - 8 pm

Phone: (703) 670-6187

Fax: (703) 670-9620

Website: www.montclairva.com

FSRConnect: dcmetro.fsrconnect.com

Board of Directors

President & Precinct 3 Representative, Ned Greene . . . . . . . . . (703) 680-4669 1st Vice President, Tracy Hansen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 590-0611 2nd Vice President & Precinct 2 Rep., Linda Cheng-Khan . . . . (703) 583-1975 Secretary, Pat Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 878-7957 Treasurer, Doug Taggart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 878-1216 Precinct 1 Representative, William McCombs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 628-8606 Precinct 4 Representative, Ray Boisvert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 489-7092 At-Large Directors Jim Cech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 371-9587 Amy Frederick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 730-3739 Brad Hancock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 357-3663 Joellen Welch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 828-5656

Committee Chairpersons

Budget & Finance, Peter Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 932-1049 Communications, Nicole Wilberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 583-1857 Community Events, Trisha Helchinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (715) 379-6182 Covenants, Greg Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 595-9606 Election, Barbara Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . (703) 670-4381 History, Bill Riski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 670-8541 Lake Management, Richard Arvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 878-1657 Landscape & Facilities Management, Terry Tallent. . . . . . . . . .(703) 680-4935 Safety, Marie Juliano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 583-9719

Management Staff

General Manager, Heather McDevitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .gm@montclairva.com Assistant General Manager of Administration Jennifer Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .administration@montclairva.com Assistant General Manager of Operations Tom Whiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .operations@montclairva.com Community Services Manager Megan Chambers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .events@montclairva.com Community Services Administrative Assistant Samantha Bates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . newsletter@montclairva.com Covenants Administrator Jessica Spitalny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .covadmin@montclairva.com

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Covenants Inspectors Kristie Upperman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .covinspector1@montclairva.com Luis Solloso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . covinspector2@montclairva.com Administrative Assistant Elizabeth McKeone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . adminassist@montclairva.com FirstService Residential. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 385-1133

Prince William County

Animal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-6465 Landfill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 792-5750 Mosquito Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 792-6279 Non-Emergency Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-6500 Park Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-7060 Post Office-Dumfries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 441-8304 Zoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-8154 Schools Ashland Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 583-8774 Henderson Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 670-2885 Montclair Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 730-1072 Pattie Elementary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 670-3173 Benton Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 791-0977 Graham Park Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 221-2118 Saunders Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 670-9188 Forest Park High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 583-3200

Utilities

Electricity, NOVEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 335-0500 Gas, Washington Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 750-1400 Trash, American Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 368-0500 Water & Sewer, PWC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 335-7950 Telephone, Cable & Internet Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (800) 266-2218 Verizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 (800) 837-4966

Elected Officials

U.S. Senators Mark Warner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 676-2759 Tim Kaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 224-4024 U.S. Congressman, Rob Wittman: First District. . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 225-4261 Virginia Senator, Toddy Puller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 765-1150 Virginia House of Delegates Representative Scott Lingamfelter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 580-1294 Luke Torian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 785-2224 Board of County Supervisors, Potomac District Supervisor Maureen Caddigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(703) 792-4645 School Board Representative, Potomac District Betty D. Covington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (703) 221-0883

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FEATURES 7 9 11 12 14 15 16 18 20 21

CONTENTS

Annual Meeting Administrative Schedule Canada Geese & Lake Montclair Annual Meeting Information Annual Meeting - Candidate Profiles Help Wanted - Summer Positions Spring Boat Auction Neighbor to Neighbor Improving Your Home PIR Quick Guide Covenants Committee Meeting Schedule

EVENTS 23

Easter Egg Hunt

DEPARTMENTS

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4 Community Watch/Incident Report 5 President’s Message Board Briefs 7 Manager’s Message 8 Public Notice 17 Supervisor Caddigan’s Message 22 News Around the Community 25 Around Town 29 Community Information 30 Classifieds 34 The Play Page 35 March Calendar 36 April Calendar

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Community Watch/Incident Report: November 2013 Incident Type

PCT 1 PCT 2 PCT 3

PCT 4 WW Dr.

Nov Total

Oct Total

Sep Total

Aug Total

10

11

9

False Alarms

-

1

6

2

-

9

Disorderly/Noise

4

3

1

3

-

11

7

9

16

Traffic/Parking Violation

1

-

-

8

-

9

10

12

25

Animal Complaints

1

-

1

6

1

9

7

18

15

Miscellaneous*

-

2

2

-

1

5

3

2

5

Veh Accident/Reckless Driving

-

1

-

-

2

3

9

3

5

Suspicious Person

1

1

1

-

1

4

10

9

19

Domestic Dispute

3

2

1

1

1

8

8

5

5

Larceny

1

-

2

-

-

3

3

6

6

Suspicious Vehicle

-

2

3

3

2

10

6

9

7

Vandalism

2

-

-

-

1

3

2

0

1

Alcohol/Drug Violation

-

-

-

-

1

1

0

2

5

Trespass

-

1

-

-

-

1

1

1

0

Solicitor/Pan Handling

-

1

-

-

-

1

3

5

3

Firearm Violation

-

2

-

4

-

6

1

0

3

Assault

-

-

-

1

-

1

0

0

0

Burglary/Attempted Burglary

-

-

-

1

-

1

0

0

2

Robbery

-

-

1

-

-

1

0

0

0

13

16

18

29

10

86

80

93

126

Total Incidents

Key: PCT=Precinct; WW Dr.=Waterway Drive

Find your precinct by visiting www.montclairva.com/documents.

*Miscellaneous: Police Found/Seized Property; Turned over to Fire Department; Recovered Stolen Vehicle Report Zero Incidents in November Involving: Vehicle Theft, Arson, Beach Trespass, & Homicide Notes: All Firearm Violations reported as Unfounded; Burglary reported upon return to home. Arrests: (1) Domestic Dispute

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President’s Message March is an important month for Montclairions. The snow, ice and extreme cold has us looking forward to spring. It’s on its way. Spring presents Montclair at its finest. Waterway will begin to bloom and all of the landscape work you’ve concentrated on in your yard will be enjoyed by all. The extreme cold hopefully will help control the undesirable insects, so we can use less chemicals in our yards. Lake Montclair with its many fish will appreciate your controlling/ stopping the flow of fertilizer and chemicals into their environment. Remember March 15 is a very important date. Montclairions exercise their rights as provided in our founding documents, our “Constitution.” We come together at our Annual Meeting to finalize voting for the Annual Budget, Board members, and this year there is an Amendment to the Montclair Deed of Declaration on the ballot. A complete explanation of the Amendment was shown on pages 18 and 19 of

Ned Greene, President

the February Montclairion and is available at www.montclairva.com. A “Yes” vote is critical for the continuance of Montclair as a highly sought-after community. I encourage you to attend your annual meeting, to participate in Montclair’s democracy and join me as I vote “Yes” for this necessary Amendment. See you there.

Ned Greene President

Board Briefs - February 12 Board of Directors Meeting • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Approved minutes from the January 8, 2014 Board meeting; Approved amendment to Community Guidelines Section 3, Enclosure 2 Board of Directors Committee Charters: Business Review Board (BRB) Charter (see page 8); Approved rescinding standing resolutions 02-230, 01-057, 07-201, and 08-006; Approved request from Boy Scout Troops 35 & 189 to host the Spring 2014 Boy Scout Mulch Sale at Dolphin Beach; Approved PIR and Variance for trampoline; Approved PIR and Variance for windows with grids; Approved Variance for 501c commercial vehicle to park at group home; Denied PIR and Variance for existing fence; Deferred amendment of Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.34 Roofs to allow owners of Heritage Series Homes other types of roofing; Approved Variance for existing asphalt roof; Approved deleting the requirement to submit a county permit from multiple articles of Section 5 (see pages 8 & 9); Denied amendment to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.6 to remove the requirement for homeowners to submit a copy of the County permit; Approved amendment to Community Guideline 5.6.1 (d) to make home businesses/occupations contingent on the applicant/owner being in good standing with the Association (see page 9); Approved awarding the Innundation Study & Spillway Stability Analysis contract to Froehling & Robertson Inc.; Approved awarding contract to GBA for Hydrographic Survey, Hydrographic Study Report, Batymetry Maps and Data and Digital Modeling; Approved publishing notice in the April newsletter notifying members that alterations made on common property are in violation of the Guideliines; Approved revisions to the Communications Committee Charter (see page 8); Approved amendment to Community Guidelines Section 3, Article 3.3.1 (d) to include revisions to Communications Committee (see page 8); Approved amendment to Community Guidelines Section 5.4.34 (d) Roofs for Island Cluster Homes to permit synthetic shake roofing (see page 9);

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Manager’s Message The New MontclairVA.com is Here! Beginning on March 1, residents will be able to access the new MontclairVA.com. The website will have a new look and easier access for residents. Member-only features including events information, community news and more will be available for all registered residents. To register, visit the website and use the registration link on the left side of the page. If you have any questions about the new website, contact Megan Chambers at events@montclairva.com. No Assessments for March & April Residents electing to pay their assessments monthly will enjoy a two month break from assessments in March and April. The MPOA fiscal year runs May through April, with monthly assessments divided into 10 payments rather than 12. There is no assessment due for March or April. Payment coupons will be distributed to owners at the end of March pending budget approval at the Annual Meeting. If you do not receive a coupon book, contact our office at (703) 670-6187. Remember, if the Second Amendment

Heather McDevitt, General Manager

to the Deed of Declaration is not approved at the Annual Meeting, monthly payments may no longer be an option for owners, and payment in full may be due May 1. If you wish to continue paying your assessment monthly, remember to vote “Yes” on Amendment 2. Change in Picnic Area Reservation Policy Tired of camping out on Saturday morning to make your picnic area reservation? This year you don’t need to! At the July 10, 2013 Board of Directors meeting, an amendment was made to Article 4.4.1 Reservation of Picnic Areas. With this amendment, the submittal date for reservations is now dependent on the individual or group making the reservation: •

Reservations accepted beginning Thursday, May 1, 2014 for use by Members, their families and informal groups comprised primarily of Montclair residents;

Reservations accepted beginning May 10, 2014 for use by Non-profit organizations based in Montclair and public schools serving the Montclair community (e.g. Boy Scout Troops);

Reservations accepted beginning May 17, 2014 for use by Non-profit, social and informal organizations not based in Montclair (e.g. church groups);

Reservations for For-profit organizations will be reviewed by the Board of Directors at the meeting proceeding the requested date and no earlier than the June meeting.

The MPOA office will begin accepting picnic area reservations on Thursday, May 1, 2014 for all applicable groups, and will accept reservations through the end of the beach season or until all dates are booked. If you have any questions about this change, contact our office at (703) 670-6187. Warm regards,

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Public Notice As approved at the February 12, 2014 Board of Directors meeting. These amendments will go into effect April 1, 2014.

Public Notice Key removed text added text

Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 3, Article 3.3.1 Standing Committees d. Communications Committee - The Communications Committee provides creative and technical methods to enhance all avenues of communications within the community as well as between the BOD and members of the association. , as well as, The committee also suggests suggesting methods of facilitating information flow from sources outside of the Montclair community. These avenues of communication include, but are not limited to the MPOA website, the MPOA Facebook group, the Montclairion, Armstrong FSRConnect, mailings, and community bulletin boards. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 3, Enclosure 1 Standing Committee Charters - Communications Committee Charter 2. Objectives: a. To provide creative and technical methods to enhance all avenues of communications within the community as well as between the BOD and members of the association. The Committee also suggests suggesting methods of facilitating information flow from sources outside of the Montclair community. These avenues of communication include but are not limited to; the MPOA web site, the MPOA Facebook group page, the Montclairion, Armstrong FSRConnect, mailings, and community bulletin boards. b. To suggest improvements and upgrades which will expedite and expand the use of modern technology to meet communication needs of the community. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 3, Enclosure 2 Board of Directors Committee Charters - Business Review Board (BRB) Charter 1. Background: The MPOA Business ... Home Business/Occupations. In carrying out its responsibilities the BRB is specifically tasked with ascertaining that the provisions of Article 6, Section 6.1 (a) of Montclair’s Residential Property Protective Covenants and Restrictions the Amended Declaration for Montclair and Article 5, Architectural Guidelines and Home Businesses, Section 5.6 Home Businesses/Occupations is adhered to within the Montclair Residential Planned Community (RPC). The Board’s purpose ... for its residents. 2. Objectives: d. Provide background information and guidance to the Covenants Administrator concerning violations of Article 6, Section 6.1 (a) of Montclair’s Covenants and Restrictions the Amended Declaration for Montclair and Article 5, Architectural Guidelines and Home Businesses, Section 5.6 Home Businesses/Occupations and concerning violations of MPOA current policy regarding home businesses and occupations 3. Guidance: a. Article 6, Section 6.1 (a) of MPOA’s Covenants and Restrictions the Amended Declaration for Montclair and Article 5, Architectural Guidelines and Home Businesses, Section 5.6 Home Businesses/Occupations and MPOA’s Policy concerning Home Businesses/Occupations will serve as the basis for all BRB decisions and actions. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.6 Decks Requirements and Restrictions: b. A copy of the appropriate County Permit must be submitted to the MPOA for any deck that is 16.5 inches or more above the ground (or current County code). Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.10 Doors, Entry/Storm Requirements and Restrictions: a. A copy of the appropriate County permit must be submitted to the MPOA for the installation of any door that requires structural alterations. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.11 Driveways Requirements and Restrictions: a. Approval from zoning is required to widen a driveway. After approval of the PIR but prior to construction, a copy of the appropriate County Permit(s)/ Approval(s) must be submitted to the MPOA. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.21 Hot Tubs and Spas Requirements and Restrictions: f. A copy of the appropriate County Permit(s), to include electrical, for any hot tub or spa impounding more than two feet of water (or current County code), must be submitted to the MPOA. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.26 Major Alterations Requirements and Restrictions: a. A copy of the appropriate County permit must be submitted to the MPOA for: • Porches where the floor is 16.5 inches or more (or current County code) above the finished grade; • Additions; • Garages; and • Carports

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Public Notice, continued Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.31 Propane Tanks Requirements and Restrictions: e. A copy of the appropriate County Permit must be submitted to the MPOA PRIOR to installation. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.33 Retaining Walls Requirements and Restrictions: d. A copy of the appropriate County Permit must be submitted to the MPOA for walls over 24” in height (or current County code). Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.34 Roofing Requirements and Restrictions: d. For the Island Cluster Homes: Only cedar shake roofs (synthetic shakes are acceptable) are permitted on Island Cluster homes or Enviroshake synthetic shakes (MT100) to be installed at staggered widths on Island Cluster Homes are acceptable. The Island Board of Directors can provide names of installers. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.38 Sheds for Single Family Homes Requirements and Restrictions: l. A copy of the appropriate County permit must be submitted to the MPOA for any shed having electricity. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.4.43 Swimming Pools Requirements and Restrictions: e. A copy of the appropriate County permit must be submitted to the MPOA. Amendments to Community Guidelines Section 5, Article 5.6.1 Home Businesses/Occupations d. Home Business/Occupation approval is contingent upon the applicant/owner of the property being in good standing. If at any time an owner of a property in which a Home Business/Occupation approval has been granted should become delinquent, as defined by by-laws Article 3.2 (d), the aforementioned approval is revoked until such time as the delinquency is corrected.

Canada Geese & Lake Montclair Canada Geese are beautiful birds. Unfortunately, problems quickly develop as the bird numbers increase and when the birds no longer migrate, becoming permanent residents. These problems include: overgrazing of grass and ornamental plants; accumulation of droppings and feathers fouling Lake Montclair, beaches, docks, lawns, and recreational areas. These birds require fresh water for resting and nesting and tender young grass and other succulent vegetation for food. The plentiful lawns around the lake and golf course provide an excellent habitat. Geese, especially, can easily become accustomed to people and residential areas. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 protects all native waterfowl in the United States, including migratory and resident Canada geese. Under this law, it is illegal to hunt, kill, THE MONTCLAIRION • MARCH 2014

sell, purchase, or possess migratory birds except as permitted by regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service. Long-term waterfowl management requires multiple tools, each effective for different concerns. Exclusive use of only one tool will not have a long-term impact. The information here describes the methods adopted by the MPOA to discourage geese from settling in our community and to reduce problems with geese that have already become established in Montclair. The USDA has determined that Lake Montclair can support up to 24 Canada Geese. •

Discontinue Feeding. Feeding causes large numbers of geese to congregate in unnatural concentrations. Supplemental feedings teach geese to be unafraid of people and it is also unhealthy for the

birds if bread or popcorn becomes a large part of their diet. Geese that depend on handouts are less likely to migrate when severe winter weather arrives. Additionally, feeding of geese is against the Community Guidelines. Discouragement. Egg addling is stopping development of an egg. In combination with other techniques, egg addling is a way to reduce populations of resident Canada Geese. A special permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is obtained by the MPOA before addling can begin. Permanent Removal. If the previous methods are not effective in controlling the resident geese population, the geese will be permanently removed from Lake Montclair by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services. 9


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_________________________________________________________________________ Montclair Property Owners Association - 2014 Annual Meeting SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014 AT THE MONTCLAIR COUNTRY CLUB REGISTRATION 9 A.M., CALL TO ORDER 10 A.M. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Are you eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting? Only Owners of Record in good standing are eligible to vote, and only one vote per lot may be cast on each issue. To be in good standing, any financial obligation to the Association must have been paid by 5 p.m. on the Record Date, Monday, February 10, 2014.

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2014 Annual Meeting Agenda 9:00 a.m. Registration opens *Day of Meeting Referendum Balloting opens 10:00 a.m. Declaration of Quorum/Call to Order Presentation of Colors/Pledge of Allegiance 10:10 a.m. Proof of Notice of Meeting 10:15 a.m. President’s Remarks (State of the Association) 10:25 a.m. Introduction to Candidates for Board of Directors 10:45 a.m. Call for Nominations of Candidates from the Floor, if quorum is met 10:50 a.m. Second Amendment to the Declaration 11:00 a.m. Treasurer’s Report 11:10 a.m. Presentation of Budget Second Amendment to the Declaration *Day of Meeting Referendum Balloting closes at end of presentation 11:40 a.m. Reports of Standing Committees of the Board 12:00 p.m. Reports of Officers of the Board of Directors 12:15 p.m. Homeowners’ Time Adjournment

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Watch for your Annual Meeting Packet! The 2014 Annual Meeting Packets were mailed to Members on Thursday, February 13, 2013. Members eligible to vote can do so in one of four ways: electronically via the internet; by mail; by fax; or in person at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Online voting instructions and PINs are included in the Annual Meeting Packets.

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NOTICE! - ANNUAL MEETING PACKETS TO BE SENT TO ALL OWNERS OF RECORD The 2014 Annual Meeting packets were mailed to the Owners of Record on Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Election Trust, the company hired by MPOA to administer this election. Non-owner residents, while eligible for all Montclair amenities and activities, are not eligible to vote. If you are an owner of a lot in Montclair and in good standing (all assessments, fees and charges paid by February 10, 2014), and did not receive a packet in the mail, please contact the MPOA office to make arrangements for a replacement from Election Trust. This year the lot owners will be asked to vote for four At-Large Representatives to serve on the Board of Directors, the FY2015 Budget and the Second Amendment to the Declaration. Owners of Record may vote via the internet, mail, fax, or in-person at the Annual Meeting on March 15, 2014. Paper ballots should be mailed by Friday, March 7, 2014. Ballots submitted by fax or internet must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Your vote is important. To achieve quorum at the Annual Meeting, our governing documents require that 25% of the eligible voters cast a vote on the budget. Failure to meet quorum may require a second meeting to be held in order to vote on the budget. For any questions, please contact any Board member or the MPOA office at (703) 670-6187. Pat Hall Secretary, Montclair Board of Directors THE MONTCLAIRION • MARCH 2014

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2014 Annual Meeting Candidate Profiles

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At-Large Board of Director Candidates (4 Vacancies) Robert Clemens

4397 Ashgrove Drive

Home: (703) 580-5396 Email: rtc130@gmail.com

How long have you been a Montclair owner? 2 years. Do you have any homeowners’association and/or committee experience? I am the Co-Chair of the Landscape Facilities Maintenance Committee and a member of the following committees: Safety, Budget, and Montclair Triathlon. As a squadron Aviation Safety Officer, I was chair of the Human Factors Board and the Aviation Safety Board Do you have other experience that would contribute to your success as a board member? I am intimately familiar with current and emerging issues within Montclair through committees and monthly attendance at MPOA Board meetings. As a Marine Corps Officer, I collaborate with diverse groups of people to achieve organizational goals and participate in/lead working groups that successfully solve organizational problems and streamline processes. Why are you interested in serving on the MPOA Board of Directors? To continue community service - as I retire from the Marines - and to bring a fresh and objective view to the management of Montclair. Specifically, to review our guidelines and make changes where necessary to reflect current trends in Montclair and promote improving the functionality and aesthetics of our recreation and common areas. Give a brief statement of views on what you feel you can contribute to the community and what you would like to see done in Montclair. I support events that: increase the sense of community among residents, improve Montclair’s recreation and common areas, and generate budgets that are sustainable under the current yearly assessment. I want to see parking issues resolved, and the development of a Montclair Mission Statement and Vision Statement to guide our actions.

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At-Large Board of Director Candidates (4 Vacancies) Pat Hall

4711 Timber Ridge Road

Home: (703) 878-7957 Email: nyhall@comcast.net

How long have you been a Montclair owner? 22 years. Do you have any homeowners’association and/or committee experience? I was the Communications chair prior to serving on MPOA Board; Executive Board member and current President of the Island Homeowners Association for 19 years, and an at-large Board member and current Secretary for MPOA for the past 3 years. Do you have other experience that would contribute to your success as a board member? I’m an executive Board member (Treasurer) with the PWC Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and a member and prior Vice President of the Quantico FBI Citizens Academy Alumni. Why are you interested in serving on the MPOA Board of Directors? As a former Communications Committee Chair and current Board Liaison, I initiated many changes in the articles in The Montclairion and encouraged CC Chairs to continue to keep it fresh. The Montclairion has become a “must read magazine.” I fostered update of a new website which will continuously upgrade our communications. Give a brief statement of views on what you feel you can contribute to the community and what you would like to see done in Montclair. Montclair is a hidden jewel in PWC. I want the rest of NoVA to know how great it is. I would like more block parties and game nights that would involve members of the community. I want to exploit the many recreation areas and add bocce courts at the beaches. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12

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2014 Annual Meeting Candidate Profiles, Continued

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At-Large Board of Director Candidates (4 Vacancies) Brad Hancock 15690 Buck Lane

Home: (571) 229-5050 Cell: (703) 357-3663 Email:hancockbs@gmail.com

How long have you been a Montclair owner? 8 years. Do you have any homeowners’association and/or committee experience? I have been on the MPOA Board for the last six years and served on the Covenants Committee for a year prior to being elected to the Board. Additionally, I am an active member of the community, participating in and volunteering for community events and moderating the MPOA Facebook group. Do you have other experience that would contribute to your success as a board member? In addition to my service in Montclair, I am a Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional, which provides structure to my decision making process and program management. As a facilities professional, I understand the facets of communications management, contracting, budgeting, etc. that contribute to a community to running smoothly. Why are you interested in serving on the MPOA Board of Directors? Having served on the Board, I understand many of the member’s current concerns and the future challenges facing the community. I would like to continue to serve the community and build on the successes of my past years of service, such as increasing communications within our membership. Give a brief statement of views on what you feel you can contribute to the community and what you would like to see done in Montclair. I firmly believe that open communications are paramount to MPOA thriving. I have pushed for increasingly convenient communications including: information being available electronically, implementing and moderating MPOA’s Facebook group, and moderating a town hall meeting on parking. I hope to continue to foster communications and innovative solutions with my service. _________________________________________________________________________________________________

At-Large Board of Director Candidates (4 Vacancies) Tracy Hansen

4750 Hopkins Drive

Home: (703) 590-0611 Email: odudztracy@msn.com

How long have you been a Montclair owner? 21 years (1981-87, 1989-90, 1999-present). Do you have any homeowners’association and/or committee experience? • MPOA Board: 1st VP 2007-2010 & 2013, 2nd VP 2004-2007 & 2010-2013, Secretary 2003-2004, Director-at-Large 2002-2003 • 1st VP, acted for President, planned quarterly management reviews. • 2nd VP, oversight of MPOA Standing Committees. • MPAC chairman, overseeing MPOA publications. • Community Events Committee: Chairman 2000-2002, planned & executed events. Do you have other experience that would contribute to your success as a board member? My former career as Director of Accounting & Human Resources at a Princeton consulting firm, and current job in HR for PWCS, along with a BS in Sociology, provides me the skills necessary to deal with the diverse issues and personalities that come before the board. Why are you interested in serving on the MPOA Board of Directors? Montclair has experienced many changes over the years and has still maintained a high standard of quality of life & resale value in our homes. Serving on the board will enable me to ensure that these continue to be true and that our assessment dollars are spent wisely and responsibly. Give a brief statement of views on what you feel you can contribute to the community and what you would like to see done in Montclair. I am willing to continue to put forth the time and effort necessary to be a productive member of the BoD. To ensure that the quality of life that neighbors have come to expect from living in Montclair is maintained and that the views of the residents are represented. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ THE MONTCLAIRION • MARCH 2014

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2014 Annual Meeting Candidate Profiles, continued

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At-Large Board of Director Candidates (4 Vacancies) Doug Taggart

4501 Andrews Place

Home: (703) 878-1216

Work: (703) 772-0993 Email: dougtag@aol.com

How long have you been a Montclair owner? 20 years. Do you have any homeowners’association and/or committee experience? I have been a member of the MPOA Board for 15 years. I have served as the Board’s Vice President, Treasurer and President. I have also served as a HOA representative to the Virginia Legislative Action Committee (VALAC). Do you have other experience that would contribute to your success as a board member? I like working with people. As a Board member I enjoy the challenges of helping set the course for Montclair with a goal of keeping Montclair an attractive community to live. As a member of the Board, I take pride in being open-minded, fair and predictable in my actions. Why are you interested in serving on the MPOA Board of Directors? As a U.S. Coast Guard officer that moved many times during my active duty years I was not able to get involved in the areas where my family lived. Being a Board member provides me with a means of giving back to the community that we now call home. Give a brief statement of views on what you feel you can contribute to the community and what you would like to see done in Montclair. Maintaining our property values is founded in enforcement of our covenants. Keeping Montclair a community with high curb appeal, well maintained common areas, and the community events portfolio is important to me. As a Board member I will remain committed to achieving these goals for Montclair.

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Help Wanted: Summer Positions Looking for a summer job? The MPOA is now accepting applications for seasonal employment in the following positions: Recreation Guard Must be 16 years of age or older and able to work varied hours enforcing MPOA recreation rules and regulations in a fair manner. Valid driver’s license and transportation preferred, but not required. Recreation Guard Supervisor Must be college student or equivalent and have worked one or more seasons in a position of similar responsibility. Must have driver’s license and have transportation for use to and from assignments during the work day. 14

For more information on the positions, contact the MPOA office at (703) 670-6187. Applications may be obtained at the office during business hours. Lifeguard Interested in becoming a lifeguard at one of the Montclair beaches this summer? Contact John Reilly at Jazzie Pool by calling (703) 5320242 or email johnp@jazziepools.com. An application can be obtained on their website at jazziepools.net.

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Spring Boat Auction The MPOA will auction off all unclaimed or abandoned boats found on Lake Montclair or located on the West Beach boat racks that do not have current registration stickers. Bids will be accepted beginning Monday, April 7. Boats available for bidding will be located in the far end of the parking lot at West Beach and clearly marked with a numbered sticker. Only bids from residents in good standing will be accepted. Limit one bid per resident. To place a bid on a boat, fill out the 2014 Spring Boat Auction form located online at www.montclairva.com or at the MPOA office. Forms may be faxed to the office at (703) 6709620 or left in the drop box located outside the left-hand side of the MPOA office main entrance. You may also email forms to Elizabeth McKeone at adminassist@montclairva.com. THE MONTCLAIRION • MARCH 2014

The deadline to place a bid is Monday, April 21 by 5 p.m. Any bids received after this time will not be considered. The winning bidders will be notified by Monday, April 28. If you store your boat on the West Beach boat racks, please make sure it is properly registered with the MPOA office. Boats that are registered and current will have an October 2014 sticker as well as an orange Montclair sticker with a 4-digit number. If your boat is not registered, please fill out the Boat Registration form and return it, along with a photo of your boat, to the MPOA office as soon as possible to obtain stickers. Any boats stored at West Beach that are not properly registered by Monday, March 17 will be marked for auction. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (703) 670-6187.

Article 4.3.5 Boating on Lake Montclair a. All boats on Lake Montclair shall display a current MPOA registration. All boats shall be registered anually in October at the MPOA office and shall display a current MPOA sticker on the port side of the bow. All boats must... c. Any boat launched, operated or moored on Lake Montclair in violation of these Guidelines is subject to impoundment...Any impounded boat may be recovered by its owner upon showing proof of ownership...Any impounded boat not recovered by its owner within 30 days of impoundment is subject to sale by auction or by such other means as the Board of Directors may determine appropriate. h. Boat storage at West Beach is restricted to the MPOA boat racks. Boat racks shall only be used by valid MPOA recreation tag holders, who have registered their boats with the Association, paid the $25.00 service fee, and have properly affixed boat stickers to their boats. MPOA is not...

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Neighbor to Neighbor I realize as I write this I am preaching to the choir because if you are reading The Montclairion, chances are you vote in the election. With that being said, it became clear to me last year at this time that 891 votes were required for the Annual Meeting to have a quorum and consequently a valid election and they are always begging people to turn in their votes to meet quorum. SERIOUSLY???? What is wrong with people who live here? Do you really want 23.1% of the people dictating what the whole is going to have to live with? On this ballot is a very serious issue. I have been told and read that 67% of the people who vote (not

of the whole community) must vote “Yes” in order for the amendment to pass. I won’t tell you how to vote or even how I plan to vote but it is imperative that we DO VOTE. Vote your conscience, vote informed, ask questions, be involved. Tell your neighbors who may not read The Montclairion or who feel like their input doesn’t count. Whether you like HOAs or not, you live in one. Don’t let 23.1% of the people make decisions for you. Cathy Manning 15313 Iris Lane

The views and opinions expressed in this and all Neighbor to Neighbor articles are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions of the Montclair Property Owners Association. Neighbor to Neighbor articles may be submitted to newsletter@montclairva.com by the 5th of the month prior to publication. The Member’s name, address, and phone number must be included with all submissions. Any content that contains profanity, personal attacks, or is not related to a topic of concern to the MPOA will not be considered suitable for publication. Articles may be edited for length to allow as many submissions as possible to be included.

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Supervisor Caddigan’s Message This month I want to furnish you with the status of two current topics of interest.

Parking Issues A number of citizens have contacted me, asking what the county can do to address parking issues, particularly parking in front of mailboxes. I have asked the County Attorney’s Office to provide me with an update on the current state of County parking ordinances as well as what new laws might be passed to address parking issues. Here is what has been reported to me.

County Code Section 13-320 prohibits parking in the front of a driveway. Citizens can call the police non-emergency line at (703) 792-6500 to report a violation. There is also a helpful page on the County’s Public Works website summarizing many of the County parking ordinances. For example, there are prohibitions against on-street parking for watercraft, boat trailers, motor homes and camping trailers in parts of eastern Prince William County including

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the Potomac Magisterial District.

Virginia is a “Dillon Rule” state and the County needs permission called “enabling legislation” from the General Assembly for any laws it passes. Accordingly, the above cited ordinances have received such legislation. The County, therefore, would need the General Assembly to pass enabling legislation to prohibit parking in front of a mailbox.

Just such enabling legislation is currently being considered by the General Assembly. House Bill 733, submitted by our delegate, that proposes a new state law (Virginia Code Section 46.2-1220.1) that would provide that “the governing body of any locality may by ordinance prohibit the parking of any vehicle so as to block access to any mailbox” has been approved in the House and forwarded to the Senate. If approved by the Senate, the bill will be sent to the Governor for signature. The law would then be forwarded back to the County for a public hearing and vote by the Board of Supervisors since the law would apply to the entire county. The entire process would take many months, not becoming law until probably the July time-frame. For updates, please go to my web page at www.potomacdistrict. com and sign up for my newsletter.

Van Buren Road I am also receiving inquiries about the construction underway near Benita Fitzgerald Drive that will eventually connect with Route 234 as an extension of Van Buren Road. The Cardinal Grove subdivision at Eagles Pointe is separated into two approved subdivision plan sections and the subject road will be constructed half way through the development. If the road were to be extended beyond its present plan, a bridge would be required over Powells Creek as well as an extensive review by both the state and federal governments. The extension is in the County’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) however, a bond referendum would be required since no funding is available for this implementation.

Maureen Caddigan Potomac District Supervisor

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improving your home From submitting the form to breaking ground on your new deck - everything you need to know about completing a PIR. As the winter snows melt and we all pack away our wool coats for the season, one thing is on everyone’s mind: getting outside. But maybe your deck isn’t in tip-top shape, or you’re ready to finally put in that stone patio you saw on your favorite design blog. If you’re planning exterior improvements on your home this season, you’ll need to file a Property Improvement Request, or PIR. A PIR is submitted for any and all exterior modifications and helps ensure that all improvements fit with the aesthetic of the area and are compliant with the Community Guidelines.

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When you submit a PIR to the MPOA office, it is reviewed by the Covenants Administrator to ensure all appropriate items have been submitted. From there, you’ll receive an acknowledgement letter letting you know that your PIR is in process. The letter will also include the date of the meeting at which your request will be reviewed. The PIR is then provided to the Covenants Committee a few days prior to the meeting. Covenants Committee members will visit your home to get a better idea of how the proposed improvement will impact the current property. Then, at the next Covenants Committee meeting (held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m.) your PIR will be reviewed, and receive one of four votes: approved, denied, tabled, or deferred to the Board. If your request is approved, you may begin work on your improvement 10 days after receipt of approval pending any appeals. If your request is denied, you may file an appeal in writing within 10 days of receipt of denial. Your request will then be forwarded to the Architectural Appeals Board, or AAB for review. If your request is deferred to the AAB, a hearing shall be scheduled if granting the appeal would not violate the covenants or federal, state or local laws. You may also be asked to complete a Variance Request form.

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But how can you be sure that your PIR is in tip-top shape and ready for submittal? We’ve included some helpful tips for completing the PIR form so you spend less time in the office and more time at the hardware store picking up tools. Don’t worry, if you still have questions, we’re here to help. Simply contact our office at (703) 670-6187. 18

To start your PIR, you’ll need to provide your basic information. If your mailing address is different from the property where the work is being performed, note that on the form. Be sure to include phone numbers and email addresses that you frequently access or use. If the Covenants Administrator has any questions about your request, you’ll receive an email or phone call, and if a response is not received your request may be marked as incomplete.

Here’s where you get specific. You’ll need to describe your project, from what materials will be used down to what the final color will be. If you’re not sure what information is required for the improvement you’re performing, check out Article 5 of the Community Guidelines, available at www.montclairva.com under “Documents & Forms” or our Quick Guide on page 20. PIRs cannot be accepted without all required documents and information, so make sure you have everything before turning it in at our office.

03 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED With your improvement description out of the way, you’re almost ready to submit your PIR. First, make sure the form is signed and dated by an official owner. PIRs cannot be accepted from renters or other nonowners, so the person signing the form must be listed on the account. From there, you’ll need to get the signatures of any impacted neighbors. Impacted neighbors are any neighbors that can view your improvement from their property, or can be otherwise affected by it, typically neighbors on either side, across the street, behind, or diagonal from the home. A neighbor 10 houses down would not be applicable for neighbor signatures. Additionally, neighbor signatures must be obtained from homeowners, not renters. THE MONTCLAIRION • MARCH 2014


MONTCLAIR PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION Property Improvement Request (PIR) Form All requested information and signatures must be included or the application will be considered incomplete. Name _____________________________________________________

Date ______________________

Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________________________________ Property Address ____________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone: ______________________________

Work Phone: ______________________________

Email Address: _____________________________

Cell Phone: _______________________________

Please describe the changes or additions for your property. Include a copy of your property plat and indicate the exact location of proposed change or addition, distance to property lines from proposed change or addition, dimensions of backyard property, and relevant surrounding features. Also, this request must include a sketch and the following information: style, materials, dimensions, and color of proposed change or addition. Requests for repainting must include a color sample. Should the Committee require additional information you will be notified, and your request will be deferred until additional information is received. Applicant has sole responsibility for acquiring building permits, engineering, or other professional or technical advice. Further, each applicant shall be solely responsible for any damage to adjoining properties or persons that may result form the approval herein requested. The Board, Committee and/or its designees shall have the right to inspect construction periodically (Association Documents 3.2 and 7.2). In order to vote, the Covenants Committee members must visit the site in question. (Community Guidelines, Article 5.2.2)

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Signatures are required of abutting/adjacent homeowners. This indicates an awareness of this Property Improvement Request and does not constitute nor indicate approval or disapproval. Contact the MPOA office within five (5) days if you wish to comment on this application. Homeowner

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quick guide A guide of required items for frequently requested improvements. This is not an all-inclusive list, and if your improvement is not listed here, be sure to check Article 5 of the Community Guidelines. Additional information may be required. Decks • Property plat with deck drawn; • Drawings showing completed deck with dimensions, to include height above grade; • Name of stain color (if none, put “left to weather naturally”). Docks • Property plat with dock drawn; • Drawing of dock with dimensions; • Name of stain color (if none, put “left to weather naturally”); • Zoning/Building Permits; • Resource Protection Area (RPA) approval; • Homeowners insurance reflecting $1,000,000 liability coverage with MPOA listed as additional insured or certificate holder. Driveways • Plat with driveway area shaded in; • Picture/brochure for stamped concrete or any material other than concrete or asphalt. Fences • Property plat with fence location and gates drawn; • Fence style, material and height; • Name of stain color (if none, put “left to weather naturally”). Painting • Swatch of chosen color; • Color compliant with sub-association guidelines.

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Patios • Property plat with patio location and size drawn; • Picture/brochure of patio style, color and material. Retaining Walls • Property plat with wall location(s) drawn; • Height and length of wall; • Wall material. Roofs • Description of roofing to include style, material and color. Sheds • Property plat with shed location drawn; • Dimensions, to include roof peak; • Picture/brochure of proposed shed. Siding • Size (in inches); • Style (dutch, traditional/straight or beaded); • Color swatch. Tree Removal • Property plat with tree locations marked; • Arborist report with tree diagnosis; • Photo of the tree; • Resource Protection Area (RPA) approval for trees removed within 100 feet of Lake Montclair.

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IF YOU SUBMIT YOUR PIR ON OR BEFORE... YOUR PIR WILL BE REVIEWED ON... March 4, 2014 March 18, 2014 April 1, 2014 April 15, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014 June 3, 2014 June 17, 2014 July 1, 2014 July 15, 2014 August 5, 2014 August 19, 2014 September 2, 2014 September 16, 2014 October 7, 2014 October 21, 2014 November 4, 2014 November 18, 2014 December 2, 2014 December 16, 2014

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March 18, 2014 April 1, 2014 April 15, 2014 May 6, 2014 May 20, 2014 June 3, 2014 June 17, 2014 July 1, 2014 July 15, 2014 August 5, 2014 August 19, 2014 September 2, 2014 September 16, 2014 October 7, 2014 October 21, 2014 November 4, 2014 November 18, 2014 December 2, 2014 December 16, 2014 January 6, 2015

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News Around the Community Groups

Dominion Cycling and Triathlon Dominion Cycling and Triathlon Club, based in Montclair, is a cycling and triathlon club for youth and adults. Our team boasts 40 adults and over 60 youth; including 20 specially designated High Performance athletes. Triathlon is the fastest growing sport on the U.S. Olympic front and we have seen that through the growth of our youth team and the caliber of young athletes. With this announcement, doors to the Olympic corridor opened wide for student-athletes. Dominion also received news from USAT that they were selected to be a designated High Performance Team, which puts our athletes in the spotlight for college recruiters and other high caliber athletes looking towards building themselves in triathlon. Dominion is one of 5 teams in the Mid-Atlantic region to receive this honorable designation and the first in the Northern Virginia/DC area! We are preparing to kick off our sixth youth season and are hosting a youth and juniors triathlon skills camp at Prince William Forest in June. Our club is led by one fullyaccredited full-time coach as well as 3 other accredited part-time coaches, we also have a strong volunteer base that make all that we do possible. Our high-performance athletes practice throughout the year with little time off - but it is work that pays off. We have athletes traveling to Florida, Washington, Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin for races this year as well as throughout our region. We anticipate big results from these athletes and look for USAT National qualifiers throughout the season. In the past we have nurtured National qualifiers as well as one World’s qualifier! Our adult team stays active throughout the year with group training sessions, group rides and social events. Our team boasts family members from all branches of the military, the FBI, educators, EMTs, and police officers. We have triathletes that have competed in Ironman and Iron-distance races multiple times and athletes who are just looking to get their feet wet with triathlon. We are a loyal group who love to train, compete and play together. Please visit our website at www. dominioncyclingandtri.com to learn more about us and what our athletes are doing! 22

Gerda’s Girls The news that cancer research, awareness, prevention and treatments are succeeding is encouraging. All of us are advancing toward the cures. Gerda’s Girls and our Relay for Life are helping. But we need your assistance that surprisingly is also good for you. We have partnered with Smart Car Wash on Minnieville Road, between Lowes and Parkway Ford. They have pledged to donate 33% of car washing fees to Relay for Life - RFL, American Cancer Society. To help you can use Smart Car Wash on any day and at any time. Just mention “cancer”, “Relay” or “Gerda’s Girls” to the attendant and select-pay for any of their many services. Come join us at Relay on Saturday, April 26 for 24 hours at Woodbridge Senior High School. There are events all day with a luminary ceremony at 9:00 p.m. to remember those who have lost their fight and to those who celebrate their success. Fight back and win against cancer. Select www.epwcrelay.org and make a direct online donation to the American Cancer Society through Gerda’s Girls. If you have any fundraising ideas or silent auction items or donations for fundraisers please call Sally Croall at (703) 670-3474 or email croall@ comcast.net. Literacy Volunteers of America Give the gift of literacy to a Prince William County adult! Would you like to help an adult learn to read and write, or improve their English skills? Literacy Volunteers of America Prince William would love to help you do that! Previous experience is not necessary. We will train you to become a certified adult literacy tutor! Our next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and April 5, 2014 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.). Attendance both days is required. Please register today! There is a onetime fee of $35 to cover materials. Contact us at (703) 670-5702 or lvapw@aol.com. For more details, please visit our website: www. lvapw.org. The gift of a small amount of time each week can change an adult learner’s life! Please join our tutoring team today!

Schools

Henderson Elementary Henderson’s Indoor-Outdoor Community Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine! (In the event of rain, outdoor sellers will be located in the gym.) Visit the Outdoor Sale to find bargains sold by neighbors and vendors! At the Indoor Sale, you’ll find the cafeteria jam-packed with donated new-to-you treasures! All proceeds will buy new technology for Henderson’s classrooms plus after-school clubs, field trips, classroom supplies, scholarships, class parties, assemblies and more! Want to rent a space at the Outdoor Rummage Sale? All sellers are welcome and need not be a Montclair resident. Cost per space is $20 ($15 for PTCO members & non-profits) with a $10 nonrefundable deposit per space. Make checks payable to Henderson PTCO. For reservations or questions about the Outdoor Sale/Space Rental contact Jennifer Buser at snflwr7grl8@ verizon.net. Have unwanted items laying around that need a new home? We’re seeking donations of gently used items such as clothing, shoes, baby/toddler equipment & accessories, household items, antiques & collectibles, small furniture, home decor, linens, complete/ clean toys & games, sports equipment, bikes, jewelry, tools, kitchen items, small working appliances, handheld electronic games, brica-brac and whatnots for our indoor rummage sale! (While all donations are appreciated, large furniture, mattresses, old televisions/ computers, large exercise equipment and items in non-working or poor condition cannot be accepted.) All unsold items will be donated to Goodwill, so your donations will benefit both our school and our community! Donations can be dropped off in Henderson’s lobby (3799 Waterway Drive, Montclair 22025) on March 19 & 20 (Wednesday & Thursday) 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and March 21 (Friday) 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be available. For questions about the Indoor Sale/Donations contact Gabrielle Goggin at cakeartist@verizon.net or (703) 590-2966. We also welcome gently used books, CDs, DVDs & video games donations for the “Recycled Reads” book sale! We need them THE MONTCLAIRION • MARCH 2014


News Around the Community for all ages and genres (but no encyclopedias or text books, please). Books, DVDs, CDs and video games can be dropped off any time during the month of March in the drop box located in the school’s lobby. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! A musical production of The Wizard of Oz will be performed at Henderson March 27-29 with over 100 students in the cast! Go to www.tinyurl.com/WOZtickets for tickets. Volunteers are needed to help with costumes, props, makeup, publicity, programs, graphic design, set building, house manager, dressing room supervision, set load-in and strike, ticket sales, cast party and more. If you can help in any way, please email Antoinette Wilson at HendersonPTCO@gmail.com. Henderson Husky Fun Run & 5K set for Sunday, June 1! Now is the time to register for our annual one mile untimed Fun Run and chip-timed 5K Run through the Montclair community! Go to http://tinyurl.com/

funrun2014 to register. To volunteer or ask a question about the Fun Run/5K, email Tava Foster at tavajo@gmail.com. Recycle your printer cartridges at Henderson! Throughout the school year, we collect used printer cartridges of all sizes, which are recycled to earn money for our school. Please drop off cartridges in one of the collection boxes in the school lobby or the MPOA office in Montclair. Also, please help us get the word out by telling friends, neighbors, and businesses! For recycling questions, contact Monica Boone at monicaboone@cs.com or (703) 580-9574.

Boy Scouts

Troop 35 February was a pretty chilly month and we are still recovering from the snow days. But, snow doesn’t stop a Boy Scout! February’s theme was Wilderness Survival so we had a gear shakedown at our troop meeting the Wednesday before our campout at the Blue

Ridge Regional Park. The campout was a good chance to learn what you should do if you ever get lost. It taught the Scouts how to build their own shelter, how to build a fire to keep warm, and other important skills. And we definitely got a workout in on that camping trip. Our High Adventure program continued preparations for this summer’s trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch and next year’s trip to the Florida Sea Base. Soon we’ll be starting fundraisers so scouts can pay their own way to these exciting adventures. We also started preparations for summer camp at Camp Powatan, which is part of the Blue Ridge Council near Roanoke, VA. If you or someone you know is interested in scouting, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Legge at troop35scoutmaster@gmail.com or visit the troop website at http://www. troop35dumfries.com/index.html. A boy scout is always prepared. Troop 35 is prepared to welcome you.

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12 11 a.m. at Dolphin Beach Egg Hunt • Easter Activities Photos with the Easter Bunny

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Around Town - Ongoing Events Library Baby! Wednesdays in March Dale City Library, Dale City We sing! We play! We read! Stories, songs and finger plays for moms and babies. Ages 0 to 2. FREE Reflection and Response Through March 30 Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Glass artist, David Barnes, and pastel and mixed media artist, Lynn Goldstein, have been working in very different media while exploring similar themes. In this show, they have collaborated on pieces that express their perceptions of the landscape in glass and mixed media. Included is work by Barnes, work by Goldstein, and work that they have produced together. The collaborative pieces were started by one artist, requiring the other to respond to what had been done to ensure a cohesive finished work. This approach necessitated that Barnes and Goldstein incorporate aspects of each other’s artistic interpretation in order to complete the artwork. Both artists have held studio spaces at the Workhouse Arts Center since 2008,

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and have admired each other’s work since that time. This is the first time that they have worked together, and they are excited to share their individual and collaborative art. FREE Storytime Wednesdays in March Dale City Library, Dale City Stories, songs, and activities for ages 2 to 5. FREE Talking to the Author Bookmark Contest Through March 15 Chinn Park Library, Woodbridge Design a bookmark around the theme “Gingerbread Man Loose in the Library.” The bookmark contest form is available on the library website and at the Information Desk. First place winners (one for each grade K-5) receive a gift certificate. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an autographed copy of a recent book by children’s author Laura Murra, author of The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School and The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck. Prizes will be awarded Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. FREE

Ultimate Frisbee Saturdays in March, 9 am Southlake Recreation Center, Montclair A group of neighbors get together for a friendly game of ultimate frisbee on Saturday mornings. If you would like to play, please contact Frank at (703) 583-8680. All ages and abilities are welcome! No experience necessary. FREE

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Around Town - March Events Sat 1

Dr. Seuss & Read Across America Day! 9:30-11:30 a.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton The National Education Association (NEA) created Read Across America Day to motivate and raise awareness for young readers in celebration of the birthday of the timeless author, Dr. Seuss. The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to host National Education Association’s Read Across America Day on March 1 for the first time ever! Friends and family of all ages are welcome to participate in free Guest Book Readings and other fun activities like making your own bookmark. Read along with us in the W-3 Theatre, and afterwards, get a picture with the Cat in the Hat himself. Join us for a oneday celebration of reading and the iconic Dr. Seuss! Do you love art? Do you love Dr. Seuss? Well tie the two together! Ages 6-10 can participate in other exciting Dr. Seuss activities like Cat-in-the-Hat Making, cooking Green Eggs and Ham and more when registering for the Dr. Seuss Mini Camp! This one-day camp is one of many new mini camps at the Workhouse. Take advantage of this Seuss-tastic opportunity and join us! FREE Potomac Mills Camp & Activity Fair 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Potomac Mills Mall, Woodbridge One stop shop for your summer activities! Located at the Food Court of the Potomac Mills Mall. FREE Open House 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Prestige Sport Martial Arts, Manassas Prestige Sport Martial Arts will be hosting their very first open house! There will be martial arts demonstrations, free trials, great discounts, food, and lots of happy families. FREE

Beauty and the Beast 1 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton LIVE onstage! Join us for an afternoon of adventure with Vianlix Mestey’s original adaptation of the classic fairy tale! A self-centered Prince is cursed to spend eternity as a hideous and frightening beast, will he ever find the way to break the spell? Running time 55 minutes with one intermission, appropriate for all ages. Concessions available before the performance and at intermission. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children under 12 years old. $$ Collectors Showcase Fundraising Event 7:30-10:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Collectors Showcase 2014, a fundraiser and exhibit, features the best in visual arts from all the Artists at the Workhouse. The exhibit, on view through March 1, features up to 100 works of art by regional artists in the Workhouse Artist Program. Paintings, fiber arts, photography, wood, ceramics and blown and fused glass are available to own in an exciting lottery-style auction and fundraiser. Attend this amazing event to find out why it was nominated in Virginia Magazine as the “most creative fundraiser” two years in a row. Ticket packages starting at $75. Visit workhousearts.org to purchase tickets. $$$$ Leading Ladies Cabaret 8 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Everyone knows that the best songs in a Broadway show always go to the leading lady! In honor of Women’s History Month, the performers in this weekend’s cabaret will explore some of the most compelling and complex female characters written for the stage. Beginning with the earliest days of Broadway and light opera, all the way through

today’s biggest hits, we’ll meet the ingenues, divas and comediennes that have made musical history. Tickets are $25. $$

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Leading Ladies Cabaret 1 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton See Saturday, March 1 information. $$ The Acting Company: Hamlet 4-6 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas If the question is what is “To be, or not to be?”, then the answer is one of the most masterful and influential plays ever written, and certainly one of the most often quoted. For the first time in its 40year history, The Acting Company brings to life Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, a riveting tale of vengeance, melancholy, rage, insanity, moral corruption, and regicide, in which Hamlet seeks revenge for his father’s murder and his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle. Soon the young prince finds himself wavering between action and inaction, sanity and madness as he explores his own mortality and morality. As the story goes, “something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” so you won’t want to miss this gripping production by this distinguished, award-winning company. Tickets vary in price: $44, $36, or $28. $$$

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American Women: The Long and Winding Road 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Years of Hope, Turmoil and Anger (1960s and 70s) Jeffrey McClarken, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of Mary Washington, will speak. Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Sherry Hutt, J.D. Ph.D., National Program Manager, North American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act, U.S. Department of Interior, will be guest panelists. During these decades deep cultural changes altered the role of women in American society. Women reached out for greater fairness and equality in the work place and at home. They pushed to take control of their reproductive rights to eliminate legal inequalities. $10 suggested donation for entry. FREE

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16th Annual Model Train Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saunders Middle School, Manassas Enjoy a day of model trains at Saunders Middle School. Boy Scout Troop 964 will host their 16th Annual Model Train Show. Featuring one of the largest DCC-HO model train layouts in the MidAtlantic and train club layouts in Z, N, HO, O, S, and G scales. Attractions include Lego layouts, steampowered trains, a children’s corner, refreshments

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Around Town - March Events and numerous door prizes. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors/students. Children 5 and under admitted free. For more information, visit www.troop964.org $ Doggie Tales 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Dale City Library, Dale City Doggie Tales is a reading program sponsored by PWPLS and Therapy Dog International where children ages 4-11 come and read to a few canine friends. Come by and read to a dog or just drop in for a visit. No sign up required. FREE 2nd Saturday Art Walk 6-9 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community. Guests can tour seven unique buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshments and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or girls’ night out, as well as for art collectors and art appreciation groups alike. These monthly events are also perfect for family art outings. FREE

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16th Annual Model Train Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saunders Middle School, Manassas See Saturday, March 8 information. $

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Monday Evening Storytime 5:30-6:15 p.m. Dale City Library, Dale City For families who can’t come to the library during the day. Evening Storytime offers stories and fun. All ages welcome. FREE

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Mommy Meet Up: Getting Dressed in Time 10-11 a.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Calling all moms! Leesylvania State Park invites you to take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy refreshments and socializing. Our monthly meetups will feature different activities for you to try while relaxing. Getting dressed in a hurry was no easy thing for women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Join us as we tryout a morning routine that modern women have escaped. We’ll show you what women wore to change their shape, maintain their modesty, and display their social status. For more information email Genevieve.White@dcr.virginia.gov or call (703) 583-6904. Mothers, it is alright to bring your

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Date Night: Chef ’s Table - March 15 children! We have things for them to do as well! FREE

and a delight for all. $2.00 per person, or $6.00 for groups of 3-4. $

VMFA Lecture Series: Why is that Art? 7 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Looking at modern art can often be challenging. It always raises questions, even amongst the most knowledgeable viewers: What is an abstract painting “of ”? How do you determine if something is “good”? A close look at the history of modern art, dating from roughly 1870 through 1950, demonstrates that the changes that occurred, chiefly that art became more abstract, were not arbitrary but rather developed along deliberate paths. Artists were not working in a vacuum but were responding to changes in technology like the development of photography, cultural moments like the industrial revolution and WWI and WWII, as well as the artists and movements that preceded them. Using works from VMFA’s collection, this chronological telling of important moments in modern art provides the context in which to answer questions like those above. Tickets are $5-$10. $

Date Night: Chef’s Table 7:30 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton The Workhouse is excited to unveil our NEW Date Night program! Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered? Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are a great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. Participants will be served a tasting portion of all the entrees and a glass of one of the paired wine selections. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish ranging from ethnic cuisines like Japanese, Thai and Spanish High Cuisine to Vegetarian and much more! Tickets are $85 per person. $$$$

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The Women of Leesylvania 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge Discover the many faces of the women at Leesylvania. Journey through time from precolonial days to the eras of the Lee and Fairfax families and see how they lived. Engage costumed interpreters, learn about their daily activities, try your hand in different crafts, and see what you would have worn a century ago. It’s fun, interactive,

Leahy 8-10 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Celtic style! This fantastic family band from Canada explores their Irish and Scottish roots with a triple threat of fierce fiddle music, stellar step-dancing, and spectacular singing. This raven-haired octet of brothers and sisters grew up on the family farm in Ontario - where their Irish ancestors settled nearly two centuries ago - learning to dance and play the fiddle and an (continued on next page)

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Around Town - March Events assortment of other instruments at an early age. They have since captured the hearts of countless fans across the globe with their unbridled passion, awe-inspiring talent, and jubilant performances that always leave audiences wanting more. Tickets vary in price: $50, $42, or $34. Free student ticket available with Mason ID on March 4. $$$

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Leahy 4-6 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas See Saturday, March 15 information. $$$

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3rd Friday Book Discussion Group 2-3 p.m. Padrino’s Pizza, Dale City Join the 3rd Friday Book Club on the 3rd Friday of every month, hosted by the Dale City Library for a lively discussion. Call for the book information and to reserve a copy. FREE

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Book Talk with Donald A. Hopkins 2-3 p.m. Manassas Museum, Manassas Join Donald A. Hopkins as he discusses his book Robert E. Lee In War and Peace: Photographs of a Confederate and American Icon. Robert E. Lee is well known as a Confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of America’s most famous sons. It has been almost seven decades since anyone has attempted a serious study of Lee in photographs, and with Don Hopkins’s painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated Robert E. Lee In War and Peace, the wait is finally over. Born in the

rural South, Donald A. Hopkins has maintained a fascination with Southern history since he was a child. In addition to published papers in the medical field, he has written several Civil War articles and The Little Jeff: A History of the Jeff Davis Legion, Calvary, Army of Northern Virginia for which he received the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal. FREE Deeds Not Works: Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Voting Rights 2 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton In this short, one-act play the story of suffragist Alice Paul is presented as a staged reading. The play is about Alice Paul and some of the women who marched, picketed, and were sometimes imprisoned for their belief that all women deserved the right to vote. Alice Paul has become a heroine and symbol of the suffrage movement. Her indomitable spirit, courage, determination and resourceful political strategies, joined together with the efforts of women across the United States, led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Five actors in multiple roles, aided by a cinematic panorama of vintage photographs, portray the individuals who changed the political and social landscape of the early twentieth century. This new play, designed for audiences of 12 and over, was written by local playwright Margie O. Tompros, who was inspired by the story of the suffragists imprisoned at the Workhouse in 1917. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 18. $ Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale 4-5 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas The magic and wonder of this fairytale comes to life in a delightful musical adaptation of a cherished

classic. This timeless tale about the triumph of inner beauty, courage, and kindness over greed, arrogance, and cruelty has been passed down from generation to generation around the world. Emmy-nominated troupe, Pushcart Players uses this heartwarming story to teach children lessons about how goodness, generosity, and compassion prevail in the end; the dark side of bullying behavior; and the importance of making good choices and taking responsibility for our actions. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children. $$

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Monday Evening Storytime 5:30-6:15 p.m. Dale City Library, Dale City See Monday, March 10 information. FREE

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Matinee Idylls: Dancing Heart Ensemble 12:30-3 p.m. Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas With a shared fervor to perform exciting, innovative music, the trio Dancing Heart (piano, flute, and percussion) performs commissioned works, old favorites newly interpreted by the ensemble, in addition to combining pieces in innovative ways around captivating themes. Their accessible and interactive performances provide audience members with insight into the music creating an all-encompassing program of performance, interspersed with discussion. Lunch provided by The All-American Steakhouse. Tickets are $43 for the concert and lunch, or $20 for the concert. $$$

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Gotta Catch ‘em All - Pokemon Day! 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dale City Library, Dale City Bring your cards and Pokemon DS games to play, trade and earn points towards badges. No reservation required. FREE The Little Mermaid 1 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton Presented by Mestey Films Productions. LIVE onstage! Join us for an afternoon of adventure with Vianlix Mestey’s original adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale! When a beautiful mermaid falls in love with a human, will there ever be a way for them to find a happy ending to the story? Running time 55 minutes with one intermission, appropriate for all ages. Concessions available before the performance and at intermission. Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children under 12 years old. $$

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MPOA Sub-Associations Alexander Square Homeowners Assoc. Alexander Pl. & Henderson Ln. President, Mike Powers - (703) 583-0654 Disclosures & Billing Joan Klein - (703) 491-6218 General Information AlexanderSquareHOA@gmail.com Island Homeowners Association Keswick Ct., Royal Crescent Ct., & Timber Ridge Dr. President, Pat Hall - (703) 878-7957 Disclosures, Ruth Gordon - (571) 285-3090 Northside Townhome Association Bridgeport Dr., Maple Glen Ct., Mill Spring Dr., Oak Crest Ct., & Sugar Maple Ln. Community Management Group customercare@communitymgmtgrp.com

Community Information Board of Directors Meetings

The Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of the month at the MPOA office. The Executive (closed) Session of the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Open Session for all residents and guests at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Assessments

Assessments are $510 when paid in full, or $53 when paid monthly. Monthly assessments are due on the first of the month, May through February. Any assessment not received within ten days of the due date will incur a $45 late fee. Payments placed in the dropbox at the MPOA office after 5 p.m. on the 10th will not be processed until the next business day and will be considered late. Please mail assessment payments along with payment coupons to: Montclair POA c/o FirstService Residential PO Box 11983 Newark, NJ 07101-4983

Please bring payment coupons when making assessment payments at the MPOA office.

Trash Collection

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The Montclairion

The Montclairion, Montclair’s monthly publication, has advertising space available on a first come, first served basis. Please call to verify space availability. Display Ads Black & White 1/8 Page (3.5” x 2.25”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90 1/4 Page (3.5” x 4.5”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150 Color 1/2 Page (7.25” x 4.5”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $325 1 Page (8.625” x 11.25”). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$750 Classified Ads MPOA Residents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Non-MPOA Residents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Limit 40 words per classified ad. Ad Deadline No later than the 5th day of the month prior to publication. Contact Information Samantha Bates - (703) 670-6187 newsletter@montclairva.com

Nob Hill Forest Townhome Association Cliffview Dr., Jonathan Ct., Kenton Cir., Vals Way, Whisperwood Ct., & Windsong Ln. Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 President, Catherine Kudrick Southlake Cove Townhome Association Barnacle Pl., Beachland Way, Buena Vista Dr., Ebb Tide Ct., Lands End Ct., Lansdale Pl., London Pl., Marshlake Ln., Port Washington Ct., Sanibel Ct., Seal Pl., Viewpoint Ci., & Winding Creek Ln. Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 President, Guillermo Garcia Southlake Landing Townhome Association Backwater Ct., Montview Dr., Saltwater Dr., & Widewater Dr. Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 President, Marie Juliano Southlake Recreation Association Community Manager Lin Stauffer - (703) 670-2376 Chairman, Greg Barlow www.SouthlakeRecreation.com Water’s Edge Townhome Association Beachwater Ct., Inlet Pl., Spring Branch Blvd., Streamside Ct., & Waters Edge Ct. Voicemail - (703) 580-5554 President Tony Blevins - tblev3@yahoo.com Disclosures & Billing Joan Klein - (703) 491-6218 www.WETAatMontclair.com

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Classifieds Childcare

Childcare Childcare in my Montclair home, grandmother, 25 years’ experience. Accepting ages 0-5 years. CPR certified. Kindergarten readiness, outdoors play area, large indoor fully stocked playroom, arts & crafts. Excellent references. M-F 6:30-5:30. Call Brenda (703) 670-3247. Rachel Lee Childcare Parents-night-out offered by certified teacher and mother of 2 from 6:00-9:30 p.m. on March 8, 15, and 29. Dinner, craft, and movie are included. Call (202) 716-3902. Details at RachelLeeChildcare. wix.com/home.

Cleaning

Flower Fresh Home Cleaning Flower Fresh Home Cleaning servicing happy Montclair residents for 27 years. Come home to a Flower Fresh house. Amazing references. Call Michelle - (703) 878-3486. Green Machine Carpet Team We are a family owned Eco-Friendly carpet cleaning company and we use only chemical free products. Free estimates. Visit our website at www. greenmachineteam.com or phone (571) 296-8154. KB Cleaning Services Residential and commercial cleaning. Ten years experience. Free estimates, reasonable rates, and references. Licensed, bonded and insured. Call (703) 680-6906. Orange Rozes Cleaning Flexible scheduling and prices. 15 years of service. Maids background checks, residential, commercial, move in/out, specific needs. Lots of cleaning in Montclair now! Visit our website! Call (540) 785-6320. R&M Cleaning Services/House Cleaning Reliable experience, good references, flexible scheduling, reasonable rates. We bring our own equipment. Weekly, biweekly, monthly, occasionally, move in/out, offices. For free in-home estimate, call Maryen/Raul at (703) 321-5335.

Home Improvement

A-1 Drywall Doctor A-1 Drywall Doctor is American owned & operated. We offer drywall finishing, repairs & installation. Water damage analysis & painting services. Montclair resident over 20 years. Please call us for a free estimate (571) 481-0558.

AAAA! Customer Service IS OUR GOAL! Remodel kitchens, baths, basements, painting, caulking, drywall, wood rot, doors, windows, flooring, decks and repairs, more! Licensed and insured! (703) 730-2327; info@allbycode.net AAAAA Basements, baths, kitchens, deck and fence repair, power washing, exterior wood rot, drywall finishing and repair, crown molding, foreclosure specialist and more. 28 years’ experience. Licensed & insured. Free estimate - (703) 987-5096. Air Duct Cleaning Dryer vent cleaning, furnace and A/C cleaning, chemical cleaning of the blower and coil. Heating and cooling maitenance. (703) 580-1835. A Picture Perfect Home Improvement Loyal 12-year Montclairion advertiser! Licensed, bonded, insured. Exterior/interior remodel basement, bath, kitchen, decks, painting, etc. Handyman services available. If it can be done, we can do it! BBB member. NO MONEY DOWN! Call Mike (703) 590-3187. www.pphionline.com

Climatrol Heating & Cooling Corp (703) 981-6664; www.climatrolhvac.com. Only $79.95 for heating and cooling system inspections or diagnostic service fee. Get 10% off discount on repairs with this ad. Free second opinion on heat exchanger and compressors. Family owned, operated, licensed and insured small business. Our prices are extremely competitive and our service is thorough. Electrical Services Ceiling fans, recessed lights, outdoor lighting, dimmers, etc. New wiring and remodeling. Free estimates. (703) 398-5917. Electrical Work Small jobs OK! Switches, outlets, new circuits, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, tubs and spas, service upgrades, basements, home inspection services, more! Licensed, insured! (703) 296-2867; info@allbycode.net Exterior House Washing We clean all exterior surfaces. Deck cleaning and sealing. Owner/operator celebrating 30 years in business. 15% off with this ad. D&K Professionals of Dale City (571) 285-2725.

At My Painter Interior and exterior painting, power washing, deck & fence staining. Prompt and reliable. Quality work at a reasonable rate. Free estimates. (703) 6150923. Owner operated (USMC Ret.).

Fred’s Finest Paintings Paint interiors and exteriors, remove wallpaper, power wash homes and decks and stain, minor wood repairs. Licensed and insured. FREE estimates. Business (703) 878-4872, cell (703) 966-7030.

B&L Handyman Father and son team, longtime Montclair residents, specializing in decks, finishing basements, power washing, deck staining, electrical, gutter cleaning, etc. Reasonable rates, free estimates, bonded and insured. References available. Call (703) 670-3247.

Grout/Tile Restoration Regrouting, grout staining, tile repair, steam clean/ seal caulking. Call Dale with Grout Masters of Virginia. (703) 468-1733.

Brickwork All types of brick construction and repair; chimneys, patios, sidewalks, etc. Masonry contractor with 25 years’ experience. Montclair resident, references, free estimates. Call Ken Bradshaw at (703) 368-0984. Cabinet Masters Bathroom vanities, kitchen, storage cabinets. Pull out drawers and organizing solutions. Granite, laminate and solid surface countertops. Home and office workstations, closet organization, bookcases and wet bars. Full service design and installation company with over 20 years of experience. Montclair resident with references. Licensed and insured. Free estimates (703) 331-5781; sales@cabinet-master.com.

Gutter Cleaning No mess left behind. Clean downspouts, re-nail loose nails and gutter repair. (703) 580-1835. Handyman Services Gutter cleaning, carpentry, power washing, hauling, electrical, drywall repairs, complete home maintenance. (703) 580-1835. Perow Concrete Construction Concrete driveways, sidewalks, & patios. Excellent references: Montclair residents! Free estimates & great prices. Don’t delay...call today. Chuck (703) 730-2067. Junk Hauling Yards and basements cleared. Furniture & appliances disposal. Also offering Yard work services. Email lighthauling1@aol.com or call (703) 497-4976 or (703) 599-8385.

Note: The MPOA claims absolutely no responsibility for the reliability of sellers or the quality of the goods or services represented.

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Classifieds Mel’s Pressure Washing and Painting Specializing in cleaning decks, wood replacement, and resealing. Free estimates. Call Mike at (703) 282-2685. R.A.F. Painting & Pressure Washing, Lic & Ins Interior and exterior painting, pressure washing, deck staining. From hundreds of satisfied residential customers from St. Mary’s Cathedral to historic Goolricks Pharmacy. “Integrity, reliability and meticulous workmanship” never jumping back and forth between projects, payment upon completion. Always one home at a time. FREE estimates and sterling references. (540) 720-1713 or (540) 273-1781. Wess’s Home Improvement Tile and marble installation. Complete kitchen and bath remodeling. Licensed and insured. Special offers for Montclair residents. www. wesshomeimprovement.com; (703) 499-1577. Woolfrey Const. Affordable prices. Plumbing repairs kit and bathroom. Laminate flooring, tile floors, drywall repair, painting, rotten wood, deck & fence work. Licensed & insured. 40 years’ experience. Free estimates (540) 288-7222. (540) 628-4151.

Landscaping/Lawncare

Aguilars Tree Service LLC Your tree and landscaping pros. No job too big or too small. “We do it all.” From tree removal, stump grinding, lot clearing and tree topping to mulching, planting and much more. Call for free estimates. (540) 212-137. At My Landscaper Free estimates for all your lawn needs. Retainer walls, patios, mowing, trimming, mulching and much more. Montclair resident, 30 years’ experience. Free estimates. (703) 795-7788. Martin’s Lawn Service Weekly mowing, mulching, spring clean ups, hedge trimming. Free estimates. Please call (703) 580-0774. Quality Lawn Care Serving Montclair for 15 years. Cutting, mulching, edging, fertilizing, small tree and bush trimming, gutter cleaning etc. Please call Mike at (703) 670-9838. Tree Service Trimming, trees cut down, stumps grinded down. Call Ken (703) 368-0984. Montclair resident over 20 years.

Lessons/Tutor

David Kay Guitar and piano lessons in Cardinal Area. Former Air Force, beginners welcome. Call Dave (703) 878-3757. Piano Lessons All ages, day & evenings homeschoolers beginning through intermediate M-Sat 25 years’ experience. Call Joan (703) 590-4454. Need A Tutor? Call Nova Tutors on (703) 501-1978 for a price quote. We do SAT/ACT Prep, math, science and language arts at all grade levels. Rates are affordable. Visit us on www.NovaTutors.com

Businesses - Other

Computer Doctor: We Make House Calls Our Microsoft certified techs can assist with all your computer and networking needs. Professional, friendly and affordable. Serving Montclair since 1999. www.thecomputerdoctor.biz or (703) 670-7766. Furniture Repair Furniture finishing/repair, chair caning, rush weaving, free pickup and delivery, references available. Call Jerry’s Caning: (703) 864-8187 or email JeromeWarden@verizon.net Help Accounting Services Inc. Individual and business income tax preparation. (703) 232-8821; info@paymyemployees.com http://PayMyEmployees.com

For Sale/Rent

Antique Piano Good to very good condition. Kohler Campbell cabinet grand - mahogany - built in 1900. Call Connnie Murphy (703) 680-2171. Appraises for $1,500 will sell for $800. For Sale 8’ sail boat w/electric motor, oars, and all equipment...great fun! Call (571) 379-3176 $300 OBO.

Miscellaneous

Law Office of Douglas S. Anderson, PLLC Estate Planning: We provide plan documentation, counseling, design, education and maintenance during the creation and life of a revocable living trust, last will and testament, medical directives, powers of attorney, and/or probate assistance. (703) 490-0901 or email andersonlawoffice@ymail.com. Light Hauling Yards and basements cleared. Furniture and appliance disposal, lawn mowing. Call (703) 497-4976 or (703) 599-8385. Email: lighthauling1@aol.com Mailboxes by Ed Replace existing mailbox with all new materials. MPOA specifications. Free estimates. Call (571) 606-9939.

Paw Keepers Pet Sitting Service Celebrating 10 years of service in Montclair! Dedicated and professional, our pet sitters ensure your pets routine will continue in the safe, familiar environment of their home. Daily dog walks, weekend, vacation, holidays. All types of pets. Elderly & special needs. Licensed, bonded, references. Jennifer (703) 445-8090, www. pawkeeperspetsitter.com or pawkeepers@comcast. net Taxes! Taxes! Taxes! Individual and business tax preparation. Simple or complex returns. Free e-file. CPA/MBA. Contact us: (703) 232-8821. PayMyEmployees.com, info@ PayMyEmployees.com Zumba/Insanity/Cardio Kickboxing/Hip-Hop Fitness classes. HIPS Fitness LLC offers fun, safe & effective fitness classes in your area! Group Instruction, Charity, Private and Corporate Events! Information & online discounts at www.hipsfitness.com or (703) 688-2511.

Note: The MPOA claims absolutely no responsibility for the reliability of sellers or the quality of the goods or services represented.

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WE NEED HOMES FOR SALE AS WELL AS FOR RENT! The market is heating up, and as of this printing deadline, all of our existing inventory is UNDER CONTRACT! In 2013, The Luckenbaugh Group, LLC sold over 25 million in real estate with 78 sales in and 41 properties rented with much of that happening due to our Montclair clients! We feel blessed to work as well as live in such a great community and look forward to a banner 2014! Please call us!

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MARCH 2014 SUNDAY

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ASHA....................................Alexander Square Homeowners Association IHA.............................................................Island Homeowners Association NOB..........................................................Nob Hill Townhome Association NTA........................................................Northside Townhome Association SLC...............................................Southlake Cove Townhome Association

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SLL..........................................Southlake Landing Townhome Association SRA...........................................................Southlake Recreation Association SRC...................................................................Southlake Recreation Center WETA................................................Water’s Edge Townhome Association

Do you pay your assessments monthly? If so, remember that there is no monthly assessment due for March and April. The annual assessment is divided into 10 monthly installments rather than 12, which means you get a two month break from assessment payments! Coupon books will be mailed to owners after the Annual Meeting, and if you do not receive one by midApril, contact our office at (703) 670-6187.

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ASHA....................................Alexander Square Homeowners Association IHA.............................................................Island Homeowners Association NOB..........................................................Nob Hill Townhome Association NTA........................................................Northside Townhome Association SLC...............................................Southlake Cove Townhome Association

SLL..........................................Southlake Landing Townhome Association SRA...........................................................Southlake Recreation Association SRC...................................................................Southlake Recreation Center WETA................................................Water’s Edge Townhome Association


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